variola

[ vuh-rahy-uh-luh ]
/ vəˈraɪ ə lə /

noun Pathology.

Origin of variola

1795–1805; < Medieval Latin, equivalent to Latin vari(us) speckled (see various) + -ola -ole1
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British Dictionary definitions for variola

variola
/ (vəˈraɪələ) /

noun

the technical name for smallpox

Derived forms of variola

variolar, adjective

Word Origin for variola

C18: from Medieval Latin: disease marked by little spots, from Latin varius spotted
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Medical definitions for variola

variola
[ və-rīə-lə, vâr′ē-ōlə ]

n.

smallpox

Other words from variola

va•rio•lar (-lər) null adj.
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Scientific definitions for variola

variola
[ və-rīə-lə, vâr′ē-ōlə ]

See smallpox.
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